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Pain

What are structural diagnoses of pain?

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  • ARick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answered
    Functional problems of the body -- those in which muscles or joints do not move optimally, creating stress to the tissues -- often lead to structural diagnoses and pain. I believe the repeated stress from functional problems leads to physical changes in the body such as degenerative disks, arthritis, or disk bulges -- in other words, structural diagnoses. Structural diagnoses do not describe the roots of the pain but are instead symptoms the root problems create.
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